Head Quarters N.Windsor June 1st 1781
I am much obliged to you for the expression of your regard—the Ox was a beatiful Creature—And proves to be in goodness, when killed, equal to his appearance when living—I hope we may not want for a plenty (tho of inferior quality to this) thro the Campaign.
More concerned for the supplies of the Army, than of myself, I am anxious to hear the success of General Heath’s Negociation with the Eastern States—it is from them alone we expect a regular supply of Beef Cattle, and I flatter myself they are so well acquainted with the circumstances, that they will not disappoint our expectations. I am Sr your very Hble Servt.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.